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NEStalgia

@Anti-Matter I don't know, what region is your PS4.....did you notice it's the Golden Week sale on the US PSN store? That'll make my wallet cry. Always does.... There's definitely some good stuff there that doesn't come to Nintendo. No rhythm games though that I noticed....

@YummyHappyPills "This entire situation is Funky ridiculous." +1. (Though I do think ongoing support for a console to please owners doesn't cost them anything to keep selling the game for it....it's not like anybody bought a WiiU anyway. I mean even Slig moved on.... )

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Anti-Matter

@NEStalgia
My PS4 is Region 3, Asia Region, considering i live in Indonesia.
But i will not looking any PSN games from PS Store.
Just only the DLC contents for my The Sims 4.
Even there are some a little bit interesting Indies, but i will never want to buy. I will consider the Switch indies games than the PSN version.

My Top 5 games :
1. Dance Dance Revolution series (10 / 10)
2. The Sims series (9 / 10)
3. Portal Knights Switch (9 / 10)
4. Animal Crossing New Leaf 3DS (9 / 10)
5. ARMS (8 / 10)

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FragRed

@JaxonH Ideally I think review sites should split indie and triple A reviews into the 2 different categories because they are different types of games, and a 10/10 for an indie beside a 10/10 for a triple A title looks out of place to me.

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NEStalgia

@Anti-Matter Ahh...a friend in Malaysia once pointed out that most of Asia actually buys US region (Nintendo) consoles because NCL doesn't handle Asia region (except Taiwan and occasionally S. Korea.) But I forgot that probably doesn't apply to Sony

But yeah, especially indies I prefer Switch.... Still there are some Japanese games that are just tied to Sony (I'm still mad that Dissidia FF NT isn't coming to Switch...it would be so perfect...one of the best local/net multiplayer games I've seen, built for arcade play.)

@JaxonH So true about platformers. The new ones may be cleaner, smoother, better than the 80's ones, but ultimately it's an 80's genre that can't evolve too far by nature. DKC (and Rayman Legends) perfect it more than any others.

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JaxonH

@NEStalgia
They really do.

DKC Tropical Freeze (specifically the Switch version) is like the Monster Hunter World of platformers. It's top of its class visually, mechanically, it's challenging yet accessible...

I honestly can't think of a single 2D platformer that's better. I really can't. Take all the best platformers of the modern era, stack em up against Tropical Freeze, and you'll find them... lacking.

The complaints I have with the game are so trivial. Like Dixie Kong typically being the better choice over Cranky or Diddie (but I'm kinda ok with that, since I like the option to go with who you like and adjust challenge to your preference).

Rayman Legends was good, but tbh I think I liked Origins slightly better.

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Dogorilla

JaxonH wrote:

So...

Funky Mode playthrough first? Or normal playthrough first? Each one will unlock the associated time trials for that mode.

I was wondering the same thing. I never got round to buying this on Wii U so both modes will be new to me. I think I'm going to start with Classic mode because it's the way the game was originally meant to be played and it has more characters, then try out Funky mode when I'm done. On the other hand that seems a bit backwards because Funky mode is easier.

Currently Playing: The World Ends With You (Switch), Hollow Knight (Switch), Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies (3DS), Earthbound (SNES Classic)

Octane

gcunit wrote:

This seems a reasonable 7/10 review of DKCTFS:

http://metro.co.uk/2018/05/01/donkey-kong-country-tropical-fr...

As with many games, if you invest a lot of time in it and begin to master it, you'll love it, but if you're Average Joe looking for something new in platforming for a single playthrough, it possibly won't wow you.

I dunno. I played it once and I love it. But people are allowed to have different opinions.

It can be a difficult game if you go for 100%, but it's also very forgiving. Level design is brilliant, there are no floating platforms in this game, everything is connected to the background, it's the kind of context I love. The levels in each world tell a little non-verbal story, kinda in the same way Super Mario Sunshine deals with the episodes in each level. And David Wise, what else do I need to say? Hah! One thing is sure, if you like 2D platformers, you should at least give this game a try sometime.

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GrailUK

You know the PS4 advert we get on this site at the moment. All 3 game covers MH, Horizon and SotC have the same compositions! Small protagonist bottom left. Large monster centre. Oh dear. It's a tad 'flavour of the month'

I never drive faster than I can see. Besides, it's all in the reflexes.

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NEStalgia

@JaxonH For me my absolute only complaint about WiiU DKC:TF was the obnoxious loading times forcing me to loose the rhythm and messing me up. Switch version supposedly helps with that, so it's as close to perfect as you get now.

Well, OK, I still hate the water levels with a burning passion. But I've always hated the water levels since DKC SNES. Loved the music though.

Origins was so long ago I almost don't remember it in detail. I remember some aspects of it...I remember it was great....I don't know, Legends has such interesting environments, while IIRC Origins was a little faster paced. My perception may be skewed though since I played Origins on Vita and Legends on Switch. Superior controls very likely skew my opinion toward Legends.

@gcunit I only played through it once on WiiU and liked it wonderfully, but then again, I was a platforming enthusiast back in the day and played virtually every platformer available back then (except Mega Man for some reason), so platforming muscle memory is as automatic has handing an acoustic guitar to an electric guitarist....some adjustment to the instrument but I can find my away around with some competence at first blush.

Kids today......

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Grumblevolcano

@GrailUK It's also a constant tease of how Switch has no Monster Hunter in English...

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Octane

@GrailUK I had a quick look through my collection, and coincidentally, those three are the only games that have a protagonist in the lower left corner and a big monster on the right! Coincidence? I think not!

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GrailUK

@Octane As long as the covers don't get as bad as the PS2 era where 1 in 3 covers was just a close up of a face lol.

I never drive faster than I can see. Besides, it's all in the reflexes.

Switch FC: SW-0287-5760-4611

GrailUK

@Grumblevolcano Ye...maybe we will find salvation in E3. (Spoiler - we won't, Capcom hates us.)

I never drive faster than I can see. Besides, it's all in the reflexes.

Switch FC: SW-0287-5760-4611

GrailUK

@Octane Oh...no...NO....NOOOOOO!!!!

I never drive faster than I can see. Besides, it's all in the reflexes.

Switch FC: SW-0287-5760-4611

Therad

Just tested a couple of levels in DK because of all the hype here. It is still a strong 6 for me. The thing I like the least are the control scheme. You can basically chose between two models and none of them feels good IMHO. I would have preferred if they used the face buttons better.

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JaxonH

I had no issue with the control scheme. In fact it felt very natural using R to grab barrels and X to roll. Otherwise you'd be alternating between X and B to roll and grab a barrel.

DKC is a game you have to play through to really appreciate. It's a game like MH. People's initial reactions are always "it feels weird" then once they're into the game they're like "It's amazing, it feels perfect". It takes a bit to adjust to something you're not used to, and DKC variable momentum and anticipation with regard to movements take some getting used to.

And the first world is easily, easily the least interesting in the game. Not to say it's bad, it's just... vanilla in comparison to the rest of the game.

It's truly a game that's impossible to judge in 5 minutes, or in a few stages. The longer you play, the better you get, the more worlds you see, the more you realize just how amazing it really is. By the time you finish the game, get all the KONG letters and have stretched your platforming skills, unlocked the K levels and beaten them, by the time you run a few gold medal time trial runs...

By that point you're just like holy crap, this is the best gosh dang platformer I ever played.

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Frosty_09

Yay we're getting Ikaruga on May 29!

Ikaruga also features two distinct gameplay modes: Arcade and Prototype (which limits your ammunition based on the bullets you’ve absorbed). Three difficulty settings are available, plus a chapter-select option and the ability to play using either a horizontal or vertical screen orientation (often known as TATE mode) on Nintendo Switch.

...lands in the Nintendo Switch eShop on May 29th for $14.99.

https://blog.nicalis.com/blog/Ikaruga-Blasts-Its-Way-To-Ninte...

Edited on by Frosty_09

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Ralizah

Always wanted to try Ikaruga. One of the few shmups I can actually see myself buying on the Switch.

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link3710

Yes! I was never able to find a copy of Ikaruga as a kid, it's one of the few GameCube titles I wanted that eluded me. Can't wait to finally try it!

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